This Sums It Up For Me

I mind the inconveniences of the WuFlu less than I’m offended by the stupidity of it all. People donning amulets to protect themselves from a frightening, unseen danger is something associated with the distant past or with primitive cultures. As Derb said about something else, “You might as well put a bone through your nose.”

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Author: drlorentz

photon whisperer & quantum mechanic

25 thoughts on “This Sums It Up For Me”

  1. “The stupidest time in human history.” 1000 years of Roman Catholic Europe.  Crusades, Inquisition, 30 Years’ War, Vietnam, genital mutilation.  Hinduism, Buddhism, Catholic pedophile pederasty, Ultra-Orthodox Judaism, snake handling, HUD.   The USSR, Cambodia, Mao, Iraq, Libya, Venezuela, Cuba.  Woodrow Wilson, Lyndon Johnson, Bush the Lesser, Obamanation.  French conquest of Mexico, Dien Bein Phu.  OTOH,

    Angus King, Michael Bennet, Richard Blumenthal, John Brennan, James Clapper, James Comey, Keith Ellison, Rahm Emannuel, Dianne Feinstein, Al Franken, Ruben Gallego, Eric Garcetti, Kirsten Gillebrand, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Eric Holder, Elena Kagan, Paul Krugman, Linda Levine, Loretta Lynch, Rachel Maddow, Joe Manchin, Jeanne Mancini, Robert Mueller, Jerrold Nadler, Barrack Obama and Mr. Michelle, Scott Pelley, Nancy Pelosi, Tom Perez, Dan Rather, Harry Reid, John Roberts, Brian Schatz, Adam Schiff, Chuck Schumer, Sonia Sotomayor, Elizabeth Warren, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Maxine Waters, Brian Williams, Ron Wyden, Janet Yellen, Fareed Zakaria…

    Tom Hayden’s squalling she-ass Hanoi Jane Fonda, Alec Baldwin, Hillary Clinton, Stephen Colbert, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Donald Glover, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnom, Kumail Nanjiani, Dolly Parton, Lily Tomlin, Lena Waithe…

    Overall, yes, I’d say it is competitive.

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  2. Seriously, has there been a study of the spread of germs by orchestras and operas? You can’t expend that much air without a lot of other things. How far does it carry?

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  3. 10 Cents:
    Seriously, has there been a study of the spread of germs by orchestras and operas? You can’t expend that much air without a lot of other things. How far does it carry?

    The masks have holes so the woodwind and brass players can blow into their instruments. Do you really need a study to decide that a hole defeats any possible purpose of a mask? That’s not even considering the spit valves.

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  4. drlorentzsays:
    #6 2020-10-01 at 15:53 UTC  [Quote]

    10 Cents:
    Seriously, has there been a study of the spread of germs by orchestras and operas? You can’t expend that much air without a lot of other things. How far does it carry?

    The masks have holes so the woodwind and brass players can blow into their instruments. Do you really need a study to decide that a hole defeats any possible purpose of a mask? That’s not even considering the spit valves.

    C’mom man, the French horn, you clown – blown, fingered, and goosed while it drips.  Put masks ON the brass, woodwinds, flutes, Jew’s harps, harmonicas, jugs, and kazoos.

    youtu.be/1myuIH9eAOc
    http://varganist.ru/53e.html
    … Wuhan virus mandated in the Soviet of California…with reparations!

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  5. Y’know, we literally are, now, “like a fish out of water”.  We fesr,suspect,  and cower from  the very air—in which we live, and move, and have our being.

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  6. Hypatia:
    Y’know, we literally are, now, “like a fish out of water”.  We fesr,suspect,  and cower from  the very air—in which we live, and move, and have our being.

    What you mean “we,” kemosabe? 😉

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  7. drlorentz:

    10 Cents:
    Seriously, has there been a study of the spread of germs by orchestras and operas? You can’t expend that much air without a lot of other things. How far does it carry?

    The masks have holes so the woodwind and brass players can blow into their instruments. Do you really need a study to decide that a hole defeats any possible purpose of a mask? That’s not even considering the spit valves.

    Of course the masks do nothing. I was wondering before “virus think” how germ spreading these activities were.  It has been for a long time handshaking was unhygienic.

    The big thing here is to make sure to wash your hands after you touch. (I don’t have to wash my hands very often.)

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  8. drlorentz:

    Hypatia:
    Y’know, we literally are, now, “like a fish out of water”.  We fesr,suspect,  and cower from  the very air—in which we live, and move, and have our being.

    What you mean “we,” kemosabe? 😉

    Ah! So YOU, Herr Doktor, breathe a more rarified ether?   So I always suspected..😜!

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  9. 10 Cents:

    drlorentz:

    10 Cents:
    Seriously, has there been a study of the spread of germs by orchestras and operas? You can’t expend that much air without a lot of other things. How far does it carry?

    The masks have holes so the woodwind and brass players can blow into their instruments. Do you really need a study to decide that a hole defeats any possible purpose of a mask? That’s not even considering the spit valves.

    Of course the masks do nothing. I was wondering before “virus think” how germ spreading these activities were.  It has been for a long time handshaking was unhygienic.

    The big thing here is to make sure to wash your hands after you touch. (I don’t have to wash my hands very often.)

    There was an idea floating around a while back that an obsession with hygiene resulted in the underdevelopment of immune systems in children. This was connected with the dramatic increase in the use of hand sanitizer by helicopter parents long before anyone heard of the WuFlu. I don’t know what the status of this hypothesis is but it’s not obvious that less exposure to germs is necessarily better. Humans evolved in a germ-rich environment and we are well adapted to it.

    While I am fastidious about hand washing after using the toilet, or before consuming or preparing food, I’ve never worried about shaking hands or being around people with ordinary respiratory infections (rhinoviruses) or the flu. Foodborne diseases are common, easy to catch, and a miserable to endure.  According to the CDC, about 48 million people get sick from food poisoning every year and 128,000 are hospitalized. Not that many die from it but it’s a lot nastier than most respiratory diseases.

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  10. Hypatia:

    drlorentz:

    Hypatia:
    Y’know, we literally are, now, “like a fish out of water”.  We fesr,suspect,  and cower from  the very air—in which we live, and move, and have our being.

    What you mean “we,” kemosabe? 😉

    Ah! So YOU, Herr Doktor, breathe a more rarified ether?   So I always suspected..😜!

    The only time I had to breathe ether was as a child when a dentist used it as an anesthetic. It causes nausea after you wake up. Also, it smells awful. I can’t recommend it.

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  11. drlorentz:
    According to the CDC, about 48 million people get sick from food poisoning every year and 128,000 are hospitalized. Not that many die from it but it’s a lot nastier than most respiratory diseases.

    Living in Florida and eating quite a bit of shellfish, I could not agree more. I’m far more afraid of raw shellfish and unwashed poultry than I am of Covid! I am maniacal about expiration dates and slightly obsessive about prepping chicken properly.

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  12. EThompson:

    drlorentz:
    According to the CDC, about 48 million people get sick from food poisoning every year and 128,000 are hospitalized. Not that many die from it but it’s a lot nastier than most respiratory diseases.

    Living in Florida and eating quite a bit of shellfish, I could not agree more. I’m far more afraid of raw shellfish and unwashed poultry than I am of Covid! I am maniacal about expiration dates and slightly obsessive about prepping chicken properly.

    Right. Food preparation is probably the area where the greatest improvements can be made for most people. Most E. coli outbreaks were avoidable if only people washed their vegetables.

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  13. EThompson:

    drlorentz:
    According to the CDC, about 48 million people get sick from food poisoning every year and 128,000 are hospitalized. Not that many die from it but it’s a lot nastier than most respiratory diseases.

    Living in Florida and eating quite a bit of shellfish, I could not agree more. I’m far more afraid of raw shellfish and unwashed poultry than I am of Covid! I am maniacal about expiration dates and slightly obsessive about prepping chicken properly.

    Yeah chicken scares the hell out of me when we have guests over for dinner. I don’t want to be responsible for getting them sick because I thought it was done. Meat thermometers are a must when I grill chicken for company.

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  14. Doc this picture pretty much solidifies this either being the end times or man has devolved into the stupidest creature on the planet and will become extinct shortly anyway. The hole in the mask says it all.

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  15. Robert A. McReynolds:
    Yeah chicken scares the hell out of me when we have guests over for dinner. I don’t want to be responsible for getting them sick because I thought it was done. Meat thermometers are a must when I grill chicken for company.

    I don’t have that concern- nobody wants to eat dinner at my house. 🙂

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  16. 10 Cents:

    drlorentz:

    10 Cents:
    Seriously, has there been a study of the spread of germs by orchestras and operas? You can’t expend that much air without a lot of other things. How far does it carry?

    The masks have holes so the woodwind and brass players can blow into their instruments. Do you really need a study to decide that a hole defeats any possible purpose of a mask? That’s not even considering the spit valves.

    Of course the masks do nothing. I was wondering before “virus think” how germ spreading these activities were.  It has been for a long time handshaking was unhygienic.

    The big thing here is to make sure to wash your hands after you touch [MONEY].(I don’t have to wash my hands very often.)

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    UPDATE: I forgot the word money.

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  17. 10 Cents:

    The big thing here is to make sure to wash your hands after you touch [MONEY].(I don’t have to wash my hands very often.)

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    UPDATE: I forgot the word money.

    Money is filthy but it’s not clear that it transmits diseases well. Bacteria only survive for a few hours on paper currency. Even three hours is enough to get rid of most of the contaminants on most currencies, the exception being the Romanian currency in the cited paper. Not sure about viruses.

    Handwashing upon returning home is a good practice because many dirty surfaces get touched when you’re out. This takes care of most of the dirty money problem since one doesn’t usually handle money at home.

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  18. John Walker:

    drlorentz:
    This takes care of most of the dirty money problem since one doesn’t usually handle money at home.

    Handle, no.  Swim…

    Scrooge McDuck money bin swimming

    Don’t you worry about getting the Gold Bug*?

    * You started making cheesy commercials flacking Ratburger Gold Certificates.

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